Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 flagship smartphone was released in August 2015 Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that was released in August 2015 is one of the most desired smartphones at the moment. However, fresh rumors suggest that its successor, Galaxy Note 6 will be launched earlier this year.

Citing a Korean website, The Bell, as its source, Phone Arena has reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date is only four months away. It has revealed that the smartphone is codenamed as Grace and it will come with Android N preinstalled.

Previous rumors had suggested that the Galaxy Note 6 would release in August this year with Android Marshmallow OS and by the last quarter of this year it would receive the Android N upgrade. However, the Android N Developer Program launched by Google suggests that the Android N’s final version will be ready by July and hence it will the Galaxy Note 6 will also release in the same month with Android N onboard.

Google was expected to launch Android N Developer Program during the upcoming I/O 2016 event in May. However, the search engine giant has astonished the tech world by making it available in March. It is expected to release five preview builds before launching the final edition of Android N in July.

The South Korean source has not revealed any information on the Galaxy Note 6 specifications and features. However, the Note 6 rumors suggest that it will be packed with a 5.8-inch 2K or 4K resolution display.

It is expected to be available in two CPU models of Exynos 8890 or higher and Snapdragon 820 SoC. The SoC is speculated to be supported by features like 6 GB of RAM, 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage and microSD card support. Some of other rumored features of the Note 6 include 12.3-megapixel camera, USB Type-C, Gear VR support, up to 4000 mAh battery and laptop dock support.